Saturday, February 16, 2008

For the Record, I Have Only Ever Heard Definition Two Used

It's not often that getting my Word of the Day email makes me laugh, but today's did.

The word: virago \vuh-RAH-go; vuh-RAY-go\, noun:.

Definition one: A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage.

Definition two: A woman regarded as loud, scolding, ill-tempered, quarrelsome, or overbearing.

Just a tiny bit of difference between the two, huh? If that's not ammo for a feminist "men see all strong women as bitcas" argument, then I don't know what is.